11 Facts About Global Poverty

11 Facts About Global Poverty

1. Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
2. 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
3. 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Food banks are especially important in providing food for people that can’t afford it themselves. Run a food drive outside your local grocery store so people in your community have enough to eat. Sign up for Supermarket Stakeout.
4. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.
5. In 2011, 165 million children under the age 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition.
6. Preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia take the lives of 2 million children a year who are too poor to afford proper treatment.
7. As of 2013, 21.8 million children under 1 year of age worldwide had not received the three recommended doses
of vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
8. 1/4 of all humans live without electricity — approximately 1.6 billion people.
9. 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day.
10. Oxfam estimates that it would take $60 billion annually to end extreme global poverty–that’s less than 1/4 the income of the top 100 richest billionaires.
11. The World Food Programme says, “The poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty.” Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

And the winners are…

Awards 2014

GUERNSEY WORLD AID WALK, 2014 AWARD WINNERS

The Highest Amount for an adult was Brian Guille £305.

Highest Girl was Elicia Stephens from Vale Primary School  £180.

Highest Boy was Sam Woodington from Vale Primary School – £190.

Highest family was the Stephens Family (Abigail, Joshua and Haidee and Stuart Taylor) – £232.20. Abigail and Joshua are 9 and 11 and at the Forest School.

Highest Team was Methodist Madness £470. Team members were Brian Guille, Janet Foss, Pam Gidney and Murray, Callum, Ryan and Michelle Gilson.

Schools Trophy – highest amount from a school was the Vale Primary£1,124.70.

Schools Merit – Forest Primary School

Individual Merit Trophy – Mr and Mrs Holland who do the Port Soif Checkpoint.

Top 10 schools:

  1. Vale  £1,335.70
  2. Grammar £913
  3. Vauvert  £590.65
  4. Amherst £549.50
  5. The Ladies College £547.50
  6. Les Beaucamps High £422.33
  7. Forest £397.20
  8. St Sampson’s High £368.50
  9. Notre Dame £354
  10. Elizabeth College £330

Ipes Sponsored World Aid Walk 2015

This year’s World Aid Walk, once again sponsored by Ipes private equity fund services, will be started by the Bailiff in Market Square, St Peter Port at 9am on Monday 4th May.

The Bailiff, Richard Collas, has supported the event for several years and will start the walk from the balcony in Market Square where he will sound the horn signalling the start of the event.

The 20km walk sponsored by Ipes for the 15th consecutive year will start and finish in Market Square on 4th May, with walks also taking place in Herm and Sark on the same day.

It is the third year the walk will take an alternative route as the new format proved very popular in previous years. Walkers will go through the High Street and along the seafront into the Vale and onto the West Coast before returning to St Peter Port up the Rohais.

More than 1,000 walkers are expected to take part in the annual event and it is not too late to enter. You can enter online via Race Nation, download an entry form from our web page or you can enter on the morning of the event at Market Square.

This year the World Aid Walk also welcome a new charity, The Eleanor Foundation, to the fold. Action Aid, Christian Aid, Save the Children, Oxfam,The Tumaini Fund and The Eleanor Foundation all benefit from the funds raised by walkers. Each charity has its own projects earmarked that the funds from the walk will go towards. Please visit their pages on our website for more information on each charity.